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Strawberry milk: Is nothing sacred?

No more strawberry milk in Montgomery County school cafeterias? How can that be?

Strawberry milk(shake)Marla R. Caplon, who apparently makes the big decisions on what you can and can’t put on your trays, told the Washington Post it’s the “right thing to do.” Kids have until January to drink up.

According to the school system, 18 percent of all the milk it serves right now is strawberry milk. Chocolate milk accounts for 67 percent. But apparently the red dye #40 is an issue (and you thought it contained strawberries?)

It’s a pity, really. Strawberry milk features in one of the best-known manga quotes of all time. Way to deprive kids of a multicultural education — and a lunchtime treat.